Change in a cup of tea...

I mentioned this in the last one, but Julie MacLellan (arts editor for the Burnaby Now - my home town newspaper) has, in addition to her blog, ran an article about the project in print. For those of you reading from Burnaby (Mom!) - it can be found in Sunday's paper (October 17th). For those of you who are here in London, or anywhere else in the world for that matter - you can click on the link below and have a read.

Change in a cup of tea

Julie has put forth an interesting idea as well...

"And hey, if you're ever in his neighbourhood, why not contact him for a cup of tea? Or better yet, why not try the same thing right here in Burnaby?"

Julie really hit the nail on the head here. You see, I fully intend to have a cup of tea with each and every person that takes the time to contact me - and while this already has trips to Scotland, Portugal, and Canada on the agenda, trips that won't all afford me the luxury of a train ride or £1 RyanAir flight, I intend to find some way to make it happen. But the real point of all of this isn't necessarily to have a cup of tea with me. You can have tea with anyone. Anyone at all! I guess, when all of this is done and over with - I hope not only to have met 100 strangers, and made 100 new friends - but to have created a story worth telling the world. A story about a guy with a desire to change the way people think about other people. To inspire people to be more open, not just with me, but with everyone.

So if you have the desire for change like I do - why not sit down for a cup of tea with a stranger. You'd be amazed at the things you can learn! And - if you do wish to take on this challenge - be sure to let me know so I can include it on this website!

And for those of you awaiting the next cuppa - news will be on the way soon!

Connecting the world, one cup of tea at a time...

Hey friends,

Can I call you friends?

I haven't yet had any new cups of tea, so I don't have any new stories to regale you with - but the kettle is on the stove and grandma's got the biscuits out - so you can expect some new tales soon!

Little Rob's 'secret' party is set for November 12th - and I couldn't be more excited to attend!

I've got some lovely girls from the United States and a gentleman in graphic design both in the 'trying to find a day that works for everyone' stages. Upcoming adventures may also involve a fellow named Lam and a '999' call, and one of the first strangers I met back in May, even before this project had taken shape - Fadi and I never spoke again, but he gave me a call the other night, just to say hello. His call meant more to me than he realizes - and served as a reminder of why I began this adventure in the first place...

In other 'news' - I sent word of my story back home to Burnaby recently, and was lucky enough to catch the attention of the newspapers Arts Editor, Julie MacLellan. Julie blogged about my adventures with strangers and tea, and intends to mention the quest in an upcoming column.

Thanks for that Julie!